School of Chinese Medicine
The effect of salvianolic acid B combined with laminar shear stress on TNF-α-stimulated adhesion molecule expression in human aortic endothelial cells
The study was conducted to investigate the effect of Salvianolic acid B (Sal B) on TNF-α-stimulated adhesion molecule expression i.e. vascular adhesion molecule-1 (VCAM-1), intercellular adhesion molecule-1 (ICAM-1) and E-selectin in human aortic endothelial cells (HAECs) under laminar shear stress (LSS) condition. Exposure of HAECs to LSS (12 dynes/cm2 for 6 h decreased the TNF-α-induced protein expression of adhesion molecules i.e. VCAM-1, ICAM-1 and E-selectin. Pre-treatment of HAECs with Sal B (10 μg/ml) then exposed to LSS (12 dynes/cm2) for 6 h significantly inhibited VCAM-1, ICAM-1 and E-selectin expression stimulated by TNF-α. Moreover, combined Sal B and LSS treatment inhibited the adhesiveness of monocytic U937 cells to TNF-α-stimulated HAECs. We further examined the molecular mechanisms and found that the combination of Sal B and LSS treatment dramatically inhibited TNF-α-induced NF-κB activation evidenced by IκBα degradation and p65 nuclear translocation in HAECs. This study provides the first biomechanopharmacological evidence that Sal B has a combination effect with LSS to reduce the expression of three adhesion molecules, leading to reduced monocyte adhesion to HAECs, at least in part, by inhibiting the NF-κB signaling pathway. Data from this study thus support the potential clinical application of Sal B in vascular inflammatory diseases. © 2010 - IOS Press and the authors. All rights reserved.
adhesion molecules, IκBα, laminar shear stress, NF-κB, salvianolic acid B, TNF-α
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Clinical Hemorheology and Microcirculation
Xie, Li Xia, Siva Sundara Kumar Durairajan, Jia Hong Lu, Chen Li Liu, Wan Fung Kum, Yan Wang, Irene Koo, Wei Kang Wu, Dong Han, Fulong Lao, Jian-Dong Huang, and Min Li. "The effect of salvianolic acid B combined with laminar shear stress on TNF-α-stimulated adhesion molecule expression in human aortic endothelial cells." Clinical Hemorheology and Microcirculation 44.4 (2010): 245-258.